Greece, Government is preparing a backup plan to ensure adequate energy imports

, SEE Energy News

The Greek Government is preparing a backup plan to ensure adequate energy imports in case Russia stops supplying natural gas.

Part of the plan is to expand the capacity of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the island of Revythoussa, off the coast of Attica, by permanently tethering an LNG carrier to the island. That would add 100,000 cubic meters to the existing 225,000 cubic meters of the three tanks on the island. This would increase the readily available reserves of natural gas from less than a month to almost a month and a half.

Another option is to negotiate an agreement with Italy to store LNG in its larger tank network, it is estimated that up to 500 million cubic meters could be stored there.